Newsmaker: Betty Robison
Noteworthy: Named 2016 Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society, Western Division. The annual award is presented to medical experts for their dedication to geriatric education.
Residence: Scenery Hill, Washington County
Family: Husband, John
Occupation: Registered nurse and gerontology educator at the Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh. She also is an adjunct professor of geriatrics at Chatham University.
Background: She grew up in Washington County, graduating from Bethlehem-Center High School. She has been a registered nurse for 43 years, working in home health, acute care and long-term care. She has worked at the Aging Institute for 10 years.
Education: She graduated from the Washington Hospital School of Nursing. She received a bachelor of science in nursing from California University and a master of science in nursing from Waynesburg University.
Quote: “It's definitely quite an honor to be recognized, and I thoroughly enjoy working with many colleagues here at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh in developing programs for frontline workers.”